Cengiz Tunca, who developed the idea of putting water vending machines into public transportation vehicles after he was dehydrated for three hours during his trip on the private public bus numbered 76T, which operates between Tuzla and Topkapı, in Istanbul, and developed the idea of the device and got his national and international patent.
Having prepared the prototype of the device in Teknokent, which is affiliated with Istanbul Technical University, and making it ready for production after technical tests, Tunca has registered the device with the brand Sumat.
115 WILL BE PLACED AT BIN
MilliyetAccording to the news in; The water vending machine invented by Tunca will be placed in 15 thousand points in the city bus, metrobus, metro and tram wagons in Istanbul. In addition, the larger volume model of the device will be placed in all the squares of the city, especially in areas with pedestrian traffic. There will be 30 pieces of 33 cl water inside the device. The device will work with credit card, mobile phone and Istanbul Card which have contact payment feature instead of money.
WATER IS ALWAYS COLD
Stating that there will be a cooling system in Sumat, Tunca gave the following information: “Thanks to the cooling system, the water in the vending machine will always be cold. Since the device is both refrigerated and the circulation will be too high, plastic smell and cork will not occur in hot water. Water will reach the consumer in healthier conditions. Its price will be lower than other waters in the market. When the number of water bottles in the vending machine decreases, transfer will be made from refrigerated tanks to be placed at the main stops of buses and subways. ”
Tunca said, “Every volume is very valuable especially due to the increasing number of passengers in public transportation before and after work. The vending machine was designed at minimum scale so that it does not take up much space. The vending machine, which will be placed on buses, metrobuses, subways and trams, will be 72 in width, 30 in width and 28 centimeters in depth. ”
EMPLOYMENT WILL PROVIDE
Noting that stock tracking in vending machines will be tracked online from the company center, Tunca said: “Stock tracking will be done with a sim card to be placed in each Sumat. The device will be connected to the host. Thus, every bottle of water purchased will be visible from the center and the pocket terminals of officials on site. When the water runs low, a team of 400 people will work on the field, filling vehicles in their area. We signed a protocol with the municipality's company Hamidiye waters, and when the decision is made from the Metropolitan Municipality, we will start the assembly of the devices. ” (Source: Milliyet)